Beyoncé, Tina Knowles Start London Fashion Week with a Bang

09/19/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Beyonce at London Fashion WeekBen Stansall/AFP/Getty

Beyoncé and mom Tina Knowles made their hotly anticipated London Fashion Week debut on Saturday night, presenting their House of Deréon autumn/winter 2011 collection inside a decorated car park at London’s Selfridges department store.

“It’s been such a great journey,” the expectant star told reporters in the clip below. “We’ve been working so hard on this. It is a dream come true.”

Inspired by Beyoncé’s extensive travels, the “Global Nomad”-themed collection was an exotic and glamorous clash of cultures. From tribal Aztec-print dresses with feather headpieces to a flamenco frilled dress, the looks were set off with warrior-style gold face paint and embellished turbans.

Models strutted to the singer’s recent single, “Run the World (Girls),” and front row guests including Rosario Dawson and British singer Ellie Goulding applauded the mother-daughter designing duo, who walked the runway hand-in-hand at the end of the show.

Tina, who launched Deréon in 2004, told Selfridges that the line was inspired in part by her daughter’s style. “Beyoncé gets to travel all around the world and bring back beautiful fashions and trends,” she said. “And she tells us what’s going on, what’s new, and what’s just around the corner. We depend on her a lot — we raid her closet!”

Beyoncé added that she was excited to introduce her line to the U.K. (it’s available now exclusively at Selfridges) because “the women here are so stylish and beautiful. They’re a little more experimental [with fashion].”

But according to the singer, who admitted to coveting Kate Moss‘s sense of style, anyone can work the clothes in her mother’s line. “[She's a] trendsetter,” she said of the Deréon girl. “Someone who is very sexy and confident and bold, and wants to make a statement.”

After the runway show, Beyoncé hightailed it to Under the Bridge, a music venue underneath the Stamford Bridge football stadium in London’s posh Chelsea neighborhood. She settled into the V.I.P. area with Tina, as deejay duo the Nightcrashers spun some of her hits until 2 a.m. (the singer left around midnight).

While the fashion crowd enjoyed endless canapés and Laurent-Perrier rose champagne, Beyoncé stuck to water, giggling with friends and dancing in her seat whenever a Michael Jackson tune played. But she was cordial as always, waving to her fans on the dance floor. Hear more from the designers in the clip below.

–Monique Jessen

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I think the colours are great, earthy and warm. I like some of the styles. These are not ‘everyday’ clothes. They are wild,show-stoppers as Beyonce said. I love to see a mother-daughter team in an age of dysfunctional families. Good to go, girl!

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I saw some of her clothes on selfridges they are really good, apparently she has a low cost line and a high fashion line; I think she’s moving too fast but she must be doing well, cause she has opened stores in loads of countries, so haters gonna hate

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